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Planting in your Outdoor Space

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! Planting in your outdoor space - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (1)This is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on Planting in your Outdoor Space. Planting in raised garden beds and pots: To organize your growing, start planting in raised beds! Growing is quite functional in garden beds and you can keep the great outdoors nicely managed at the same time. In addition, pots are easy to move, and look great adorning a spot on the deck. Continue reading

Home Shows vs Houzz

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Are you planning a home remodeling project? Where do you start gathering information and ideas? Two of the most common options are the internet and home shows. Both venues can offer great insight to projects, companies, products and design ideas. While both are viable, they have a different set of pros and cons and may cater to different audiences. Design Build Pros at the Remodeling home show (1)Home shows are a group of company exhibits set up in a building, typically for a weekend, for consumers to visit and view. Admission for an adult will range from free to perhaps $12. Often there are coupons or discounts available from either the show promoter or individual exhibitors. While attending, homeowners can see the displays of the companies that may range from full service, general contractors to individual trades people like painters, electricians, architects, designers, siding installers…etc. There may also be suppliers there displaying products that may include appliances, tile, windows, generators…etc. Continue reading

Fiberglass Decking for Balconies and Rooftops

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Fiberglass Decking for Balconies and Rooftops Fiberglass decking for balconies and rooftops - Design Build Pros (3)Outdoor living spaces are a hot commodity that is quickly becoming a major value added feature for many homeowners. Balconies and rooftops are built to provide indoor comfort outdoor and most people are looking for building materials that are both durable and attractive. Fiberglass (Glass Reinforced Plastic) -GRP or (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic) – GFRP is a material manufactured out of a combination of various elements. Primarily, it is made of a fiber reinforced plastic resin and then intercut with fine fibers of glass for added strength and durability. It goes through a rigorous manufacturing process that produces a tensile material wit superb quality that makes it suitable for outdoor installations. Continue reading

Blue Stone Patio

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Blue Stone Patios Patios and decks from the Design Build Pros network of contractors (11)Adding a blue stone patio to your home means increasing the value of your home. This offers you a place where you can relax and spend ample time with your family and friends. Obviously, before undertaking a remodeling project, one must first look at the cost or expenses that the work will incur. Thus, one needs prior adequate planning after deciding that he or she wants to install a blue stone patios to their homes. They also come in two different types that is the thermal and irregular designs. The irregular blue stone pavers can have an average cost of about $4 to $8 per square foot while the thermal blue stone pavers usually can have an average cost of about $5 to $8 per square foot so it is up to the user or buyer to decide which one best suits his or her needs. The blue stone is always preferred by many home users due to its strength and durable capabilities. This also makes it a good choice for patios and other outdoor areas that usually receives high amount of traffic. Continue reading

Physical and Mental Benefits of a Hot Tub

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Physical and Mental Benefits of a Hot Tub Health benefits of a hot tub - Design Build Pros (1)A hot tub is more than a fun way to socialize and relax. It can help to improve your physical and mental health. A variety of medical conditions can be eased or aided by regularly using a hot tub; just check with your doctor before using one, especially if you are pregnant, to ensure that it is suitable for you. It is also important to check that the hot tub is cleaned regularly, so that the hot tub’s effects on your health are all positive. Continue reading

Maintain a Beautiful Lawn Organically

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Maintain a beautiful lawn organically from Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie and Becca. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on how to Maintain a Beautiful Lawn Organically Ever had the “dream” yard vision? Just imagine; sitting on your lovely deck, sipping some refreshing home-brewed ginger tea, and looking out at the gorgeous-green carpet lawn. In the humorous contrast of reality, you are not sitting, your scrambling to your yard; the ginger tea is replaced with chemical-filled pesticides in one hand and a bag of weed a feed in the other. Continue reading

Porcelain Pavers for Your Back Yard Patio

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Porcelain Pavers for Your Back Yard Patio Porcelain Pavers for Your Back Yard Patio (1)-Design Build ProsWhen taking a look at your back yard patio, or outdoor living space, one option to consider is porcelain pavers. Durability and versatility are two impressive quality possessed by this material. These pavers can be placed directly over grass, sand, gravel, or existing flooring, or can be used with spacers or risers. Further, their colors remain unchanged over time, and materials are anti-slip, frost resistant, and easy to install and maintain. Continue reading

Ceiling Fans for Your Remodeling Project

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History ceiling fan for your remodeling project Design Build Pros (1)Ceiling fans first appeared in the United States during the late 1800’s. In the beginning, to run the fans, a stream of water turned a turbine which turned a belt. The belt turning would turn the two fan blades. In 1882, Philip Dieli invented the first ceiling fan that was powered by a motor. He used the same engine that was used to power the Singer Sewing Machine. By the time, the First World War started most fans were equipped with four blades. More blades on the fan caused it to circulate more air. The fan was also quieter than they were when the fan had two blades. Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space in Union County, NJ

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Homeowner Idea for an Outdoor Living Space Project in Union County NJ (2)

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The Design Build Pros team has a new project on tap: designing an outdoor living space that includes a patio, portico over hang, and fire pit. Like most homeowners, the new DBP client wants the project done as soon as possible. The difference? This project is more along the lines of a necessity. The existing area is hazardous, and the homeowner's have a young child. The overall objective for the Design Build Pros: have the outdoor living space project completed, by a DBP Network Remodeler, before the end of the year and do so within a modest budget. Continue reading

Custom Pool Building

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Custom Pool Building Custom pool building ~ Design Build Pros (1)If you’ve ever envied your neighbors’ pool and you’re thinking about investing in your own, start your research months ahead of the actual construction day. For custom pool building, nothing is more important than proper planning. This will be one of biggest additions to your house; it will impact how the exterior looks, and how your family passes the free time. Also, it will add up some costs to your regular budget, for cleaning and regular maintenance, so it’s vital to make sure you don’t bite more than you can chew. Continue reading